Legg Mason has a long history of supporting community efforts philanthropically through the Legg Mason Charitable Foundation.  We believe that investing in our communities is an important part of our corporate responsibility and that giving back  to the community is more than just good business.  Through our charitable giving, we invest in areas that promote community well-being- from reducing poverty, providing food and shelter, improving education, encouraging the arts, and more.  To us, philanthropy is a covenant between the company and the communities where we work and it is a consistent call to action:  to help make our communities strong and vibrant for all.

The largest focus area for the Legg Mason Charitable Foundation is Education, based on a long history of investing behind generations of future contributors to society.  Our other focus areas include support of Health and Human Services, Community Development, Arts and Culture, and the Environment.

Some examples of our key philantrhopic partners include:

Baltimore Curriculum Project
Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust
Baltimore School for the Arts
Books for Kids
Bottom Line
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Catholic Charities
Central Scholarship
Childcare Learning Centers
Children's Scholarship Fund
CollegeBound Foundation
Family Centers
Haven Academy
Living Classrooms
Maryland Family Network
New Leaders
Partners in Excellence
Samuel Ready Scholarships
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy
Swings for Scholars
Teach for America
The Walters Art Museum